University continues to provide more overseas experience

The University is set to work with the Erasmus+ Programme to provide student placements in a range of overseas locations including France, Spain, Italy, Holland and Malta.

Erasmus+ will replace ‘The Leonardo Di Vinci Programme’ while continuing to enable the University to access funding for exciting and innovative projects in employment.

Since 2008, the Leonardo Programme, funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme, has placed 140 graduates from the university into work opportunities abroad on 8 to 12 week placements.

Graduates who have taken part in European Placements have been located in Seville, The Hague and Brescia.

In 2013, the University also launched placements to the Far East where graduates were placed in China on the ‘Teaching English programme’.

Figures show that 94 percent of graduates who have taken part in such programmes are now in some form of employment. 

Joshua Whale, International Placement Officer, at the University of Wolverhampton said;
“I took part in the Leonardo Programme myself within weeks of graduating.

“It was due to my experience working abroad that got me the position here at the University.

“My role involves promoting our excellent range of overseas opportunities to students while marketing the services we provide here at The Workplace.”

‘The Workplace’ team provide opportunities for current and future students to prepare for the world of work after graduation.

For more information on international placements please visit http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=39762 or contact ‘The Workplace’ or call 01902 323400.

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For more information please contact Danielle Taylor in the Media Relations Office on
01902 322448.

Date Issued: 12 May 2014

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